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  • A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    A Wizard of Earthsea: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    When Sparrowhawk casts a spell that saves his village from destruction at the hands of the invading Kargs, Ogion, the Mage of Re Albi, encourages the boy to apprentice himself in the art of wizardry. So, at the age of 13, the boy receives his true name - Ged - and gives himself over to the gentle tutelage of the Master Ogion. But impatient with the slowness of his studies and infatuated with glory, Ged embarks for the Island of Roke, where the highest arts of wizardry are taught.

    Finance Guy says: "Elegant & unique fantasy, deliciously performed"
  • Tales from Earthsea | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Tales from Earthsea

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    The tales of this book explore and extend the world established by the Earthsea novels - yet each stands on its own. It contains the novella The Finder, and the short stories "The Bones of the Earth", "Darkrose and Diamond", "On the High Marsh", and "Dragonfly". Concluding with with an account of Earthsea's history, people, languages, literature, and magic.

    donna sue mcclure says: "loved it"
  • The Left Hand of Darkness | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Left Hand of Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    A groundbreaking work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of a lone human emissary to Winter, an alien world whose inhabitants can change their gender. His goal is to facilitate Winter's inclusion in a growing intergalactic civilization. But to do so he must bridge the gulf between his own views and those of the completely dissimilar culture that he encounters. Embracing the aspects of psychology, society, and human emotion on an alien world, The Left Hand of Darkness stands as a landmark achievement.

    A. A. Baldwin says: "Many themes that are applicable to today's world"
  • The Dispossessed: A Novel | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Dispossessed: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Don Leslie
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    Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

    Isaac says: "One of my favorite novels of all time"
  • The Tombs of Atuan: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Tombs of Atuan: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    A bold young wizard enters the labyrinth of the sacred Tombs of Atuan to steal the magical ring of Erreth-Akbe. Instead, he finds an unhappy priestess in need of a hero to save her.

    G. Parish says: "A tale of a Priestess"
  • The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Farthest Shore: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Rob Inglis
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    Return to Earthsea with Ged, the brash young wizard who survived the enchanted labyrinth of The Tombs of Atuan. In the third episode of this brilliant fantasy saga, a much older Ged sets off on a harrowing quest for the source of a terrible darkness that is taking the magic out of Earthsea.

    Nothing really matters says: "Best. Fantasy. Series. Ever."
  • Catwings | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Catwings

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Ursula K. Le Guin wrote this highly acclaimed novel about a very special litter of kittens. Mrs. Jane Tabby has always longed toget away from the cramped alleys of the city. She knows it is too late for her, but she thinks her longing may be the reason her litter of kittens was born with wings. When they are old enough to fly, she sends the four kittens, who become known as catwings, out into the world to find their home. But they find that danger does not lurk only in city alleyways.

    Mike Bonnell says: "Good fun"
  • Catwings Return | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Catwings Return

    • UNABRIDGED (35 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    In the second Catwings story, the kittens decide to visit their mother in the city. But before finding Mother, they find a very special kitten who needs their help.

    Lily C. Baker says: "The Second in the Catwings Adventures"
  • The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le Guin

    • UNABRIDGED (34 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Alyssa Bresnahan, Jefferson Mays
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    Every novella by Ursula K. Le Guin, an icon in American literature, collected for the first time - and introduced by the legendary author - in one breathtaking volume. Ursula K. Le Guin has won multiple prizes and accolades, from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud awards. She has had her work collected over the years but never as a complete retrospective of her longer works.

    Stacey Leyton says: "Masterpiece!"
  • Tehanu: The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Tehanu: The Earthsea Cycle, Book Four

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
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    Years before, they had escaped together from the sinister Tombs of Atuan - she an isolated young priestess, he a powerful wizard. Now she is a farmer's widow, having chosen for herself the simple pleasures of an ordinary life. And he is a broken old man, mourning the powers lost to him not by choice. A lifetime ago they helped each other at a time of darkness and danger. Now they must join forces again to help another - the physically and emotionally scarred child whose own destiny remains to be revealed.

    Ronald Palmer says: "Great story"
  • Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings

    • UNABRIDGED (32 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Kitten Alexander Furby's parents think he is just wonderful. But when he goes exploring on his own one day, he gets stuck in a tree. Soon a black kitten with wings helps him and brings him home to a whole family of winged cats. How can Alexander repay her kindness?

    Kathryn says: "Wrong Title and Description for this book."
  • Jane On Her Own | Ursula K. Le Guin

    Jane On Her Own

    • UNABRIDGED (24 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Ursula K. Le Guin
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    Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin's Catwings books are beloved by younger readers. In the final book of the series, youngest catwings kitten Jane is fed up with life on the farm, and decides to strike out on her own. She soon finds that people will take advantage of her for their own gain, and tries to find someone who loves her not just because she is a cat with wings.

  • The Lathe of Heaven | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Lathe of Heaven

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George's dreams for his own purposes.

    Elliott M. Collins says: "extraordinarily original and thoughtful"
  • The Other Wind: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6 | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Other Wind: The Earthsea Cycle, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Samuel Roukin
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    The sorcerer Alder fears sleep. The dead are pulling him to them at night. Through him they may free themselves and invade Earthsea. Alder seeks advice from Ged, once Archmage. Ged tells him to go to Tenar, Tehanu, and the young king at Havnor. They are joined by amber-eyed Irian, a fierce dragon able to assume the shape of a woman. The threat can be confronted only in the Immanent Grove on Roke, the holiest place in the world, and there the king, hero, sage, wizard, and dragon make a last stand.

    toni says: "love earthsea! sorry to see the series end."
  • The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century | Greg Bear,Terry Bisson,David Brin,John W. Campbell,Arthur C. Clarke,Harlan Ellison,Ursula K. Le Guin,Judith Merrill,Frederik Pohl,Eric Frank Russell

    The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of the 20th Century

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs)
    • By Greg Bear, Terry Bisson, David Brin, and others
    • Narrated By David Ackroyd, Wil Wheaton
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    A walk around the block, a quick drive, before shutting down your PC ? these short story collections are perfect for when you only have a few minutes to listen."

    Gregory R. Martin says: "Biased toward the last 20 years of sci-fi"
  • The Word for World Is Forest | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Word for World Is Forest

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    The planet Athshe was a paradise whose people were blessed with a mystical awareness of existence. Then the conquerors arrived and began to rape, enslave, and kill humans with a flicker of humanity. The athseans were unskilled in the ways of war, and without weapons. But the gentle tribesmen possessed strange powers over their dreams. And the alien conquerors had taught them how to hate....

    Archaon says: "She is talent incarnate"
  • The Telling | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Telling

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Gabra Zackman
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    Once a culturally rich world, the planet Aka has been utterly transformed by technology. Records of the past have been destroyed, and citizens are strictly monitored. But an official observer from Earth will discover a group of outcasts who still practice its lost religion-the Telling. Intrigued by their beliefs, she joins them on a sacred pilgrimage into the mountains...and into the dangerous terrain of her own heart, mind, and soul.

    Steph says: "Le Guin at her best!"
  • Earthsea: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation | Ursula le Guin

    Earthsea: BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Ursula le Guin
    • Narrated By Toby Jones
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    A BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation based on the first three books in Ursula Le Guin's best-selling Earthsea cycle. Set on a vast archipelago of islands where magic is a central part of life, Earthsea tells the intertwined stories of Ged and Tenar. Ged is a boy from the island of Gont, born with innate magical talent and a reckless nature, who tampers with long-held secrets and releases a terrible shadow into the world. He must risk everything in order to restore the balance....

    gander says: "Anxiously awaited!"
  • The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands | Ursula K. Le Guin

    The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs)
    • By Ursula K. Le Guin
    • Narrated By Tandy Cronyn
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    Outer Space, Inner Lands includes many of the best known Ursula K. Le Guin nonrealistic stories (such as "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas," "Semley' s Necklace," and "She Unnames Them") which have shaped the way many listeners see the world. She gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider, and speaks truth to power - all the time maintaining her independence and sense of humor.

    Lindsay says: "It was easy to like"
  • Selected Shorts: For Better and for Worse | Sherman Alexie,Ursula K. Le Guin,Karen E. Bender,Shahrnush Parsipur,Luis Alberto Urrea,Ethan Canin

    Selected Shorts: For Better and for Worse

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen E. Bender, and others
    • Narrated By Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Joanne Woodward, and others
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    Moving stories about married couples' powerful and complicated loves, read by actors Frances Sternhagen, Robert Sean Leonard, Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Harold Gould and Joanne Woodward. A native couple's rocky college love affair lasts a lifetime in Do You Know Where I Am by Sherman Alexie. In Karen E. Bender's Eternal Love, a mother nervously chaperones her retarded daughter's honeymoon.

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